|Chapter Title||Since I'm Not Popular, I'll be Emotionless|
|Published||January 5, 2012|
|Next Chapter||Chapter 11|
Watashi ga Motenai no wa dō Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!
No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys' Fault I’m Not Popular!
While watching anime about an emotionless alien disguised as an elementary school kid and eating Pocky, Tomoko notices that stoic characters tend to be well liked. She decides to become emotionless herself to improve her popularity. The next morning, while eating breakfast, Tomoki asks her to apologize for taking his sports drink. Tomoko does so but in a robotic way which he mistakenly interprets as sarcasm. Angered, he uses the "iron claw” on her to inflict pain. As she walks to school, she vows to destroy him through his weakness which, she suspects, will be the pornography he hides in his room.
Later at school, Tomoko stays in character as an emotionless person and passes the day unnoticed. During lunch she has the sad realization that she remains silent because, unlike the "cool" and "important" characters on television who have people try to talk to them, no one wants to talk to her.
After school, Tomoko decides to go to a coffee house since she believes if she continues to act cold and uncaring she will look "really cool." She also always wanted to go to a cafe to read and study but now, as an "emotionless character," she has the courage to enter. Tomoko fumbles her order, asking for a “giant” instead of a “grande” cappuccino and becomes embarrassed. She is also annoyed that the tall stools make her feel tiny. She then tastes her drink and decides to sweeten it with honey since it is too bitter. Tomoko pours in too much and the drink becomes overly sweet. She decides that she never wants to return but as she gets off her stool, her satchel catches the back of her chair, and she falls to the floor while spilling her coffee everywhere. The barista comes to her aid while she begins to cry in humiliation.
Once home, Tomoko watches the next episode of the anime where it is revealed that emotionless characters are cutest when they show their human side.
In order of appearance:
- T3h D34dly Iron Claw: is a thing.
- The "Iron Claw" is a well-known professional wrestling technique.
- First appearance of Ogino.
- "So right now I'm not a 'mute character,' I'm just silent because I'm alone. That's not actually anything special. . ." – Tomoko Kuroki
- “Even a bear couldn't drink this much honey…” – Tomoko
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